AP - ap.online.headlines.health http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.headlines.health News Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:58:05 -0400 EU regulator: Morning-after pill OK for all women Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:49:11 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/07/24/EU-MED--Contraceptives.Review/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_EU-MED--Contraceptives.Review c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-ace LONDON (AP) — The European Medicines Agency says a commonly used morning-after pill is suitable for use by heavier women after reviewing the evidence, sparked by a French pharmaceutical company's declaration last year that the drugs didn't work in women weighing more than 80 kilograms (176 pounds). GSK asks European regulator to OK malaria shot Thu, 24 Jul 2014 06:51:11 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/07/24/EU-MED--Malaria.Vaccine/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_EU-MED--Malaria.Vaccine c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-af0 LONDON (AP) — Pharma giant GSK said Thursday it is submitting its malaria vaccine for regulatory approval to the European Medicines Agency. China lifts quarantine after man dies of plague Thu, 24 Jul 2014 01:27:19 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/07/24/AS-China-Plague-City/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_AS-China-Plague-City c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-bf3 BEIJING (AP) — A nine-day quarantine imposed on parts of a northern Chinese city where a man died of bubonic plague has been lifted, China's official news agency reported Thursday. Farm bank donates $10 billion for rural projects Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:03:22 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/07/24/US-Rural-Investment-Dollars/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-Rural-Investment-Dollars c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-c12 WASHINGTON (AP) — A bank that serves farmers and agribusiness is donating $10 billion to spur private investment in rural America. Midazolam is common thread in 3 lengthy executions Wed, 23 Jul 2014 23:46:05 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/07/24/US-Executions-Lethal-Injection-Drugs/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-Executions-Lethal-Injection-Drugs c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-c61 Arizona used a two-drug protocol for Wednesday's execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood, who had been sentenced to die for the 1989 deaths of a former girlfriend and her father. Childhood traumas more common in military members Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:17:58 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/07/23/US-MED--Military-Childhood.Woes/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-MED--Military-Childhood.Woes c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-ea6 CHICAGO (AP) — Childhood traumas are more common among military members and veterans than among civilians, according to a new study. Researchers say the results support the notion that for some, enlistment serves as an escape from troubled upbringings. Study: 10M have gained coverage through health law Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:09:04 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/07/23/US--Health.Overhaul-Uninsured/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Health.Overhaul-Uninsured c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-e3f WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study estimates that more than 10 million adults gained health insurance by midyear as the coverage expansion under President Barack Obama's law took hold in much of the country. Boehner lauds doctor who saved lawmaker's baby Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:15:04 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/07/23/US--Boehner-Congresswoman_s.Baby/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Boehner-Congresswoman_s.Baby c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-e73 WASHINGTON (AP) — In a break from his chamber's often acrid political divisions, a choked-up House Speaker John Boehner prompted two bipartisan standing ovations on Wednesday when he praised the doctor who helped a congresswoman's infant survive a rare fetal condition. APNewsBreak: Medicaid enrollees strain Oregon Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:19:39 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/07/23/US--Health.Overhaul-Oregon.Woes/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Health.Overhaul-Oregon.Woes c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-fbb PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Low-income Oregon residents were supposed to be big winners after the state expanded Medicaid under the federal health care overhaul and created a new system to improve the care they received. Sierra Leone doctor fighting Ebola catches disease Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:43:55 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/07/23/AF--Sierra.Leone-Ebola/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_AF--Sierra.Leone-Ebola c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-f1d FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone's health minister confirms that the doctor in charge of battling the current Ebola outbreak has himself become ill with the deadly disease. Head of troubled CDC anthrax lab has resigned Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:33:52 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/07/23/US-MED--CDC-Anthrax/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-MED--CDC-Anthrax c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-fdc NEW YORK (AP) — The head of the government lab that potentially exposed workers to live anthrax has resigned, an agency spokesman said Wednesday. Agents get subsidized 'Obamacare' using fake IDs Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:41:38 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/07/23/US-Health-Overhaul-Undercover-Probe/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-Health-Overhaul-Undercover-Probe c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-1184 WASHINGTON (AP) — Undercover investigators using fake identities were able to secure taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's health care law, congressional investigators said Wednesday. Parts of Chinese city sealed for bubonic plague Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:04:17 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/07/23/AS-China-Plague-City/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_AS-China-Plague-City c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-12b6 BEIJING (AP) — Parts of a northern Chinese city have been quarantined after state media said a man there died of bubonic plague. Excerpts from conflicting health law rulings Wed, 23 Jul 2014 03:21:04 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/07/23/US-Health-Overhaul-Subsidies-Excerpts/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-Health-Overhaul-Subsidies-Excerpts c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-115b WASHINGTON (AP) — Two federal appeals courts issued conflicting rulings Tuesday in a dispute involving crucial financing for President Barack Obama's health care law. Judges in health care rulings vote party line Wed, 23 Jul 2014 03:20:06 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/07/23/US--Health.Overhaul-Judges/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Health.Overhaul-Judges c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-1183 WASHINGTON (AP) — In rapid succession, six federal judges on two appeals courts weighed in on a key component of President Barack Obama's health care law. Their votes lined up precisely with the party of the president who appointed them. Study: Many heavy kids think they're normal weight Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:03:09 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/07/23/US-MED--Weight.Perception-Kids/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-MED--Weight.Perception-Kids c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-1251 NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly a third of children in a national survey didn't have an accurate idea of their own weight — most of them heavy or obese children who viewed themselves as normal. Dueling rulings: Courts split on health law clash Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:27:04 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/07/22/US--Health.Overhaul-Subsidies/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Health.Overhaul-Subsidies c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-1682 WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's health care law is snarled in another big legal battle, with two federal appeals courts issuing contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours of each other Tuesday. Meningitis diagnosis prompted W.Va. clinic probe Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:25:15 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/07/22/US-Clinic-Investigation/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-Clinic-Investigation c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-15da CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — An investigation that found syringes were being reused at a West Virginia pain management clinic — whose operator had his medical license revoked in Texas — was triggered after a patient developed bacterial meningitis, a health official said Tuesday. Undercover probe finds health law failings Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:39:03 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/07/22/US-Health-Overhaul-Undercover-Probe/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-Health-Overhaul-Undercover-Probe c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-13b0 WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional investigators using fake identities were able to obtain taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's law, according to testimony to be delivered Wednesday. Obama nominee McDonald pledges to 'transform' VA Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:58:39 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/07/22/US-Veterans-Health/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-Veterans-Health c9d8ec1afb93944a:5e7ac555:146f76ea134:-17c6 WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's choice to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs pledged Tuesday to transform the beleaguered agency, saying that "systematic failures" must be addressed.